Does anyone have any recommendations for online collaboration sites, to cover both the creative and production side of songwriting, using native DAW files?
I'm interested in asynchronous (rather than Live) collaboration. The process may work something like:
- In Cubase, say, I write the song structure with some Drum patterns and add a piano guide for the chord structure (both VST instruments). These are committed/saved centrally;
- My collaborator picks up the files, adds a twee synth line that drops in for the verses;
- Meanwhile, I've added a middle 8, a Compressor on the Master group. These aren't committed yet;
- I pick up my Collaborator's changes, change the patch on the synth.
[I can see there would be all sorts of contention and merging issues to overcome, even if the DAW's file structures were open to such possibilities.]
An initial web search has found some that are based on sharing WAV/MP3 files ... I'm assuming there's something that allows sharing of the underlying, say, Cubase project files, and is a bit more specialised than using simple sharing using, say, a Dropbox solution.